Saturday :: Apr 1, 2006

Condi Should Enter The Right Contest - She'd Win!

by pessimist

How does Condi's claim of 'thousands of mistakes' concerning Iraq play in Peoria? She should have gone there and found out:

No foolin'
Saturday, April 1, 2006

The Peoria Prairietellers Storytelling Guild will sponsor its annual Liars' Contest at 7 p.m. at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 SW Water St., Peoria. Tickets are $7 at the door.

All Left Coasters know that Condi has a problem with veracity. Now, she has revealed this personality defect for all the world to see, and in a most spectatcular manner:

Condi Rice in U.K. Flunks Reporter's 'Sgt. Pepper' Test
April 01, 2006

[T]he trip hit rock bottom when she failed to get a famous Beatles reference--even after she'd visited their hometown of Liverpool. Suddenly the trip turned into a Magical Mystery Tour.

Rice, a classically trained pianist and student of the great composers, has said she is a Beatles fan.

But she looked blank during a stopover in British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw's hometown of Blackburn,
when a British reporter refered to the "4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire."
Straw jumped in to explain that the line was from the classic 1967 Beatles song "A Day in the Life," on their album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles were referring to a newspaper article about the Blackburn roads surveyor‘s count of 4,000 potholes in the area.

The reporter asked Rice to sing a few bars. She meant the part about the 4,000 holes.

"But Rice, in over her head in Beatles trivia and looking sorry she had gotten into the whole thing," according to the Associated Press, woodenly sang the title Sgt. Pepper‘s Lonely Heart‘s Club Band, then left with Straw.

The British press then started referring to Rice's "Magical Mystery Tour," the name of another famed Beatles album. The Times of London ran an editorial cartoon of Rice and Straw holding up a hole-ridden sign labeled "The Case for War."

That wasn't the only whopper told today.

Rice follows Gandhi to "the center of the world"
By Gideon Long and Sue Pleming
Sat Apr 1, 6:03 AM ET

BLACKBURN (Reuters) - When British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw welcomed Condoleezza Rice to his home town of Blackburn this weekend, he told her she was in "the center of the world." It was the biggest visit to the town by a foreign dignitary since 1931, when Mahatma Gandhi came to this former cotton town to protest against the protectionist policies of Lancashire's textile exporters.

Straw should have taken Condi to see the 4,000 holes!

Parts of this Magical Mystery Tour, more political tourism than heavyweight diplomacy, have not gone to plan.
[I]n Blackburn, everyone knew who "Condi" was.
While the Indian independence leader was given a cordial welcome, Rice, an architect of the Iraq war, was met by protests at every step. Angry Muslims gathered outside a school she visited on Friday and 1,500 anti-war activists waited for her at a theater in Liverpool where she attended a concert. Another couple of hundred turned out to heckle her in Blackburn on Saturday.

Rice had been due to visit a mosque in Blackburn until its governors withdrew their invitation, and Straw had hoped to take her to see Rovers play local rivals Wigan until broadcasters rescheduled the match.

Dissent even followed Rice into the Liverpool concert hall where one artist dedicated her performance of Lennon's Imagine to the protesters standing outside in the rain.
"All we are saying is give peace a chance," sang Jennifer John, splicing the lines of one of Lennon's most famous peace ballads into the other.

This is the kind of peace that Bu$hCo has to offer the world:

Jesus would have agreed with the following advice, offered by one of the world's greatest living humanitarians, a great thinker, and religious leader:

Terrorists must be treated humanely: the Dalai Lama

London, April 1 (PTI): The 70-year-old spiritual leader believes that modern terrorism was born out of jealousy of Western lifestyles. The spiritual leader also appeared not to approve of the war in Iraq. "The method was very violent. Violence is always unpredictable - it can produce a lot of problems," he told Daily Telegraph newspaper.

He told the broadsheet that "fundamentalism is terrifying because it is based purely on emotion, rather than intelligence...

"[I]t prevents followers from thinking as individuals and about the good of the world."
"This new terrorism has been brewing for many years. Much of it is caused by jealousy and frustration at the West because it looks so highly developed and successful on television. Leaders in the East use religion to counter that, to bind these countries together," he said in a wide-ranging interview.

Terrorists, he warns, must be treated humanely. "Otherwise, the problem will escalate. If there is one Bin Laden killed today, soon there will be 10 Bin Ladens. Awesome. Ten Bin Ladens killed, the hatred is spread; 100 bombed, and 1,000 lose members of their families."

Could it be that these are among the 'thousands of mistakes' Condi admitted Bu$hCo has made in Iraq?

Now they know how many holes got filled when they sent 'Shock and Awe'.

We'd love to turn you out ....

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